Welcome to Reel Impact! Here we'll post our own research and insights about the social impact of entertainment. We'll pull from the past 8 years and more than 40 films — like An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for 'Superman', North Country, and Food Inc. — and post results from some of our current media projects, as well.
Ultimately, we hope Reel Impact adds a little something to the collective knowledge out there, that entertainment can — and often does — push the world forward in positive ways.
If you have thoughts, comments, questions, please email us at email@example.com.
How is it that 50 million people in the United States – one of the richest countries on the planet – do not know where their next meal is coming from? This situation, known as “food insecurity,” is absolutely outrageous.
And while legions of terrific nonprofit organizations and faith-based groups deliver much-needed food assistance daily, and advocacy organizations work with policy-makers to change the system, we wondered: What do…
Participant Media And Magnolia Pictures’ Film ‘A Place At The Table’ Spurs Launch Of First National Action Center To End Hunger In America
PARTICIPANT MEDIA AND MAGNOLIA PICTURES’ FILM ‘A PLACE AT THE TABLE’ SPURS LAUNCH OF A FIRST OF ITS KIND NATIONAL ACTION CENTER TO END HUNGER IN AMERICA
“Action hub gives everyone the power to call, click, text to get involved in your local community”
Los Angeles, CA – February 26, 2013 – Participant Media-Magnolia Pictures’ documentary, A Place at the Table, has ignited a coalition of…
Oscar nominations are not the goal: Participant Media CEO
Interview by Kai Ryssdal
Marketplace for Thursday, February 21, 2013
Participant Media says it only makes a certain type of film. Only ones that “invoke social change,” as Participant Media CEO Jim Berk says.
Participant Media made its name creating thought-provoking films like “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Fast Food Nation” and “Waiting for Superman.” This weekend, Participant Media is part…
PARTICIPANT MEDIA LOCKS DOWN ITS SOCIAL ACTION CAMPAIGN FOR SNITCH, NEW FILM STARRING DWAYNE JOHNSON,
ON MANDATORY MINIMUM DRUG SENTENCING
AND FAIR SENTENCING OF YOUTH
In the film Snitch, which was inspired by real events, Dwayne Johnson plays a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. For its Social…
Participant Media’s Social Action Campaign For Oscar®-Nominated Film NO, Focuses On Freedom Of Expression
PARTICIPANT MEDIA’S SOCIAL ACTION CAMPAIGN FOR OSCAR®-NOMINATED CHILEAN FILM NO,
FOCUSES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
NO MAS—TAKEPART.COM/NOMAS– PROVIDES A PLATFORM FOR INDIVIDUALS TO SPEAK UP FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T
Inspired by Participant Media’s and Sony Pictures Classics’ No, the Chilean Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film opening in the U.S. on February 15th, Participant in collaboration with Freedom House, Amnesty…
Foundations, Corporations, Media and Consumers Form New Movement to Restore Colorado River
Each pledge to conserve will restore 1,000 gallons to Colorado River Basin
WASHINGTON (Feb. 12, 2013)—Individuals can help restore water flow to the depleted Colorado River as part of the new “Change the Course” campaign created by National Geographic, Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) and Participant Media. This new water restoration movement educates the public on global…
How is it that 2/3 of Americans say they know “little to nothing” about arguably the most influential person in our country’s history, and one of the most famous and featured people of all time, President Abraham Lincoln?
That’s one of the results we found important, and surprising, in our study titled “Americans’ Perceptions of Abraham Lincoln” we’re releasing today about the 16th President of the United States…